Give A Christmas Gift That Will Stand The Test Of Time – Personalized Gifts For Your Grandchildren
It’s often difficult for a grandparent to think of good gifts for their grandchildren. In fact, there’s not a lot of personalized gifts for grandchildren on the market – but, ah, dear reader, I’ve got ideas.
Personalized gifts can be used to impart a bit of family history to the next generations. Your personalized gift will stand out on Christmas day among the newest toys, shiny bikes, and other fancy items.
While those items are great when they are shiny and new, how important will they be in one year, five years, or twenty years in the future?
That’s why personalized gifts are so wonderful to give as gifts to those you love – these are gifts that you give from your heart. They stand the test of time.
Some of these gifts below, like the memory books or recipe binders, are actually created by you, the grandparent, so you’ll want to purchase them well in advance of Christmas. They’re also great birthday gifts or even Mother’s or Father’s day gifts for your own children.
Note: for personalized gifts, make sure to order earlier rather than later to beat the Christmas rush!
And, for those of you who prefer to give more traditional gifts, I’ve got you covered there also.
Although not personalized, some of these gifts, like the board games, are great gifts as they can be played as a family. Quality time with loved ones is always the very best gift to give.
If you have additional suggestions, I’d love to hear them. Just drop me a comment in the comment section below.
Original publishing date: Oct 6, 2017. Please bookmark this page and check back as I will be adding other items!
Recordable Stuffed Animals
You can’t get more personal that giving a grandchild a recordable stuffed animal – they’ll hear your loving voice over and over and over.
15 Inch Recordable Voice Kangaroo with Baby JoeyBaby Heartbeat Bear – Recordable stuffed 8Personalized Recordable 8BEARegards Personal Recordable Talking Teddy Bear / baby heartbeat 8Baby Heartbeat Recorder / Voice Recorder: Recordable Stuffed 8Personal Recordable Plush 15
Similar to recording your voice on one of those stuffed animals above, these books let your ‘read’ to your grandchild any time they’d like to hear your voice.
Hallmark Recordable Storybooks KOB1077 The Night Before ChristmasHallmark KOB1095 My Wish For You Recordable BookUnder the Same MoonHallmark Press & Play Recordable Storybook: All the Ways I Love YouHallmark KOB8143 Grandson You Make the World Grand Recordable StorybookHallmark Recordable Book
Personalized Recipe Binders
One of my most cherished possessions is a recipe book in which Mom wrote the family favorites. Anytime I’m missing her a lot, I’ll open the book and pick a recipe to make. I loved that she added in notes, such as ‘Lori, MEASURE here!’ She knew me so well…..
Custom cookbook, personalized recipe book, personalized bridal shower gift, 5.5 x 8.5CR Gibson A La Carte Deluxe Kitchen Binder, 11 by 12-InchMeadowsweet Kitchens Collected Recipes Cookbook, Botanical Treasures designHallmark Retro Recipe BinderEccolo World Traveler Cork Vegetables Recipe KeeperEccolo World Traveler Recipe Keeper, Vintage Plaque, Red
Personalized Memory Books From A Grandparent
Another of my favorite suggestions for a grandparent to give to a grandchild is a memory book.
Memory books are books that are blank when you buy them, except for a leading question on each page. One page, for example, might ask ‘What was your favorite subject in school,’ while another might be ‘How did you meet your spouse?’
If you have trouble writing, how about asking a family member to help you complete your wonderful, cherished present.
I’ve also included some interesting pens which work well for those with arthritis. My PenAgain never leaves my hand, except, of course, when I’m typing!
Grandmother’s Journal: Memories and Keepsakes for My GrandchildMemories for My Grandchild: A Keepsake to Remember (Grandparent’s Memory Book)A Grandparent’s Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own WordsGrandfather Remembers: Memories for My GrandchildLetters to My Grandchild: Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.Stories From My Grandparent: An Heirloom Journal for Your GrandchildPenAgain Original 3 Pack Pens – Red, Blue, Green or Neon GreenRetractable Super Big Fat Pens with Black Gel Ink and MultiColor Body for Arthritis and Hand Pain -Hanging Rope, Including Orange, Blue, Red, Green (8 Pack) (Multicoloured)Ring-pen Ultra Grip Support for Writing and Art Tools (Medium Blue, Royal Blue)
Personalized Blankets Or Throws
Let the future generations wrap your warmth around them when you give them a personalize blank or throw. You can send in multiple pictures and do a family collage, or, just send in one nice photo depicting whatever you wish.
Coral Fleece Throw Photo Blanket – Put Your Photo on a Coral Plush and Soft Blanket – 50 Inch By 60inchPhoto Woven Blanket Full Size 60×80Personalized Photo Throw Fleece Blanket 80My Photos to Throw Customizable Photographic Throw BlanketManual Woven Moments Photo to Tapestry Kit Designer Series Throw BlanketPersonalized Photo Throw Fleece Blanket 60
Retro Board Games
I particularly like the idea of playing the older board games like those shown below. Playing these games that the grandparents probably played sometime along their lives may just prompt the sharing of family secrets or other memories.
I think a gift of a Christmas Legos set is great for anyone but especially for a grandparent to give to a grandchild.
Sit around the table and constructs a Lego advent calendar, winter toy shop, or any other Christmas-themed Lego item. Quality time to the fullest!
LEGO Creator Expert Winter Holiday Train 10254 Construction SetLEGO City Advent Calendar 60155 Building Kit (248 Piece)LEGO Creator Expert Winter Toy ShopLEGO 40223 Snowglobe 2016 Christmas PromoLEGO 40139 Gingerbread House (277 Pieces)LEGO 2014 Holiday Winter Skating Scene 40107